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No Safe Haven: NPR to Cut Workforce 7 Percent

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

This from the lead of a NPR story:
NPR News announced Wednesday that it is canceling two daily radio programs — Day to Day and News and Notes — as part of a broader effort by the company to close a projected budget shortfall of $23 million for its current fiscal year. Overall, NPR will [...]

Citizen Journalist Joins Media Circus

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Rudy Giuliani came to Marietta, Georgia yesterday, so I strapped on the camera and headed to the Town Square. A citizen journalist in search of a story. Well, the one I found was similar to what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Steve Visser saw with his story entitled: Giuliani nearly drowned out by rival’s supporters.
 Ron Paul’s supporters [...]

Confessions of a Citizen Journalist, So What’s New?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

OffTheBus, is Jay Rosen’s and the Huffington Post’s move to get citizen reporting and citizen insights into Presidential election news mix. To understand part of the process read this piece by OffThe Bus contributor Bryan Bissell. The OffTheBus editors sent  him to cover the hostage taking at the Clinton Headquarters in New Hampshire,. About midway through his reflective piece, Bissell writes:
Packs of [...]